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Page 8 February 11, 2010 IIrJ~_ ............................................. Well, the snow hasn't melted even though it's been a beautifully sunny week. Most mornings one can find many Manor residents tak- ing their morning strolls up and down the hallways. Everyone is waiting for the snow to melt and the temperatures to warm up so their walks can move outdoors. Thursday Mass began at 9 a.m. followed by exercises led by Eileen Buchholz, then shopping. At 2 p.m. we had a wonderful Tea Party to celebrate National Tea Month. We learned about tea, had scones, mints, and of course tea was served. Lorna Holzwarth decorated each table beautifully, taught us about different teas, and brought magic tea balls that bloomed into roses when placed into the water. Friday was Hair Day with Lois Ferebee, Gloria Hendry and Marlene Muruato. We enjoyed coffee and treats after our hair was done. Pastor Dave held Devotions Friday at 7 p.m.. followed with pie and coffee. Sister Rojic from Wibaux visited several friends at the Manor. Phil Langerud, Charlotte Langerud's son, came on the train from Devil's Lake for a weekend visit then left on Monday. Eileen Buchholz led Saturday morning exercises Pearl Olstad's daughter-in-law. Bobbie Olstad, Bobbie's daughter- in-law and her daughter came to visit Pearl on Sunday. Word and Communion was held at 10 a.m. Then we enjoyed games and cards in the afternoon. Marilyn and Matt Kaiser took Eleanor Kuch to Wibaux for lunch. Ardyn Mattson led Bible Study Monday morning at 10:30. Then in the afternoon we visited during cof- fee time. Gary Tescher came to visit. We started Tuesday morning with exercises and Adoration. St. Paul's Church members came in the afternoon to play Bingo. St. Paul's Pastor Hojnacki led Devotions in the evening. The Manor Crafters made cute Valentine bookmarkers and deco- rated heart shaped frames Wednesday afternoon with Marlene. We munched on cheese, summer sausage, and crackers after all our "hard" work. Take care until next week - and remember - happiness is a choice we'all make ! The community was saddened to learn of the death of Burns Abernethy on Tuesday afternoon. He was 102. LaDonna Fallgatter, Jeff and Erin Fallgatter, arrived Thursday from Bismarck, at the home of LaDonna's parents, Don and Rella Abernethy. Don and Rella's other daughter, Bobbi and Marv Hansen from Belgrade, Mont., and their daughter. Jennifer and Russ Smith, arrived Friday at the Abernethy home. Other members of the fami- ly who had stopped in were Mitchell Fallgatter, who arrived Saturday from Milwaukee, Wis., Jim and Jan Abernethy from Denver, and Tate and Jody Cymbaluk from Williston. Rella Abernethy rode with Bobbi Hansen on Monday to take Mitchell Fallgatter to see his moth- er, LaDonna Fallgatter, on his way to the airport and home to Wisconsin. Thought for the week: Folks who think they must always speak the truth overlook another good choice - silence. Rick and Linda Stoveland, Jacob and Sammy, drove to Bismarck on Sunday, where they visited Bernie Schillo briefly at St. Alexius Hospital. Funeral services were held for former Alpha resident Thelma Kouba at St. John's Church in Dickinson on Fridayomorning with interment at the Beach Lutheran Cemetery on Friday afternoon. Friends and relatives gath- ered at First Lutheran for lunch after the burial service. Harry Zachmann is showing improvement at this writing and we hope this continues. Paul and Mary Lee Schmitz went to Bismarck on Friday to help grand- son Ethan Van Vleet celebrate his birthday. Brianna Davidson and Jolee Bosserman took part in a talent con- test at the Bijou Show House. Tim and Madonna Oech and fam- ily have moved to their new home south of Beach. Son Abraham cele- brated his first birthday in their new home. Brad and Ivy Maus have moved into the former Tim Oech home. They are enjoying their recently-born baby son who has been named Blake Albert. He joins a sister. Madison. Many relatives and friends gath- ered at the United Community Church in Beach on Saturday to pay their final respects to Burns Abernathy . He was 102 years old and was well known throughout the area. To celebrate growing older, these are a couple of the lessons one 90- year-old women said she had learned: "If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it! Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Talent (Continued from Page 1) "Hopefully this is a beginning of a continued participation in Beach," said Emanuel Culman, an owner of the Bijou Show House, which is hosting the :auditions. The overall winner at the finale will advance to the Dickinson's Got Talent competition, which involves the possibility of going on to nation- al competition. The performers on Jan. 31 were: Breenna Davidson of Golva, who sang "The Climb." - Deb Foster of Wibaux, Mont., who sang "Lamb of God." - Jolee Bosserman of Beach, who sang "Free To Be Me." Bosserman received first place, Foster, second, and Davidson received third. Culman said the judges have four categories of scoring for each con- testant, including talent, skill level, stage presence and appearance and attire. "Dress can make a difference in points and on a performer's final score," said Culman. The performers on Feb. 7 were: Beau Wacholm and Dylan Brewer of Sentinel Butte. who per- formed "Tragedy." Morgan Nunberg of Beach, who sang "Stay By My Side." - Savannah DeCoteau of Sentinel Butte, who performed "Beautiful Soul." - Heather Mullet of Wibaux, who performed "You Light Up My Life." The placements awarded were: Nunberg, first; DeCouteau and Mullet, tied for second: and Wacholm and Brewer, third. The Backyard Premium Barley ........... $2.10 Feed Barley ............... $2.00 Race Horse Oats B .......... $2.00 Race Horse Oats C .......... $1.90 Milling Oats ............... $1.70 Feed Wheat ............... $2.50 Woody's Feed & Grain S. 7th Ave West Dickinson N.D. 701-225-5161 Commercial 210 to 220 feet. said John Hild, TRMF's maintenance director. Water that is pumped into the wells takes on the surrounding ground temperature of 65 degrees. The water is circulated back to the hotel, and in the case of winter. is heated to warm up the building, or for the summer, cooled down. But either way the system saves energy because there won't be such a wide range of heating or cooling as would otherwise be needed, and the result is expected to be an oper- ational cost savings, said Beaudoin. The heating and cooling system is computer regulated, and eventual- ly TRMF employees will be able to check on the system through an Internet connection, said Hild. TRMF's plans include having the hotel open year-round. They have been brainstorming activities that could be held during the off-season in Medora Being open year-round is expect- ed to result in the creation of 10 to 14 additional full-time jobs, said Beaudoin. Woodwork in the hotel's interior is finished in a dark tone. The gold- color paneled ceiling in the lobby has the appearance of antique pressed tin. The lobby will feature a library of books regarding Theodore Project (Continued from Page 11) Shown is the east entrance of the hotel as seen from the third story of the east wing. (Photo by Richard Volesky) Roosevelt that were given to TRMF. jobs when he was 14, sweeping some," Hild said. referring to the Hild knew Harold Schafer for streets in what would become a pop- hotel project. "He'd be impressed."- decades. He said Schafer. who died ular tourist town. in 2001, gave him one of his first "Harold would think it's awe- 2010 BCP-GVN Former official won't be charged By Richard Volesky Editor/Writer MEDORA - The former city auditor who allegedly stole from Medora by writing unauthorized checks to herself won't be charged with a crime. Billings County State's Attorney Jay Brovold announced at a Feb. 2 meeting. Sherri Ross left the city audi- tor's position in May 2008 to move to Las Vegas, and has since moved to Arizona. After Ross left North Dakota, city officials ordered an audit of payroll records, covering the previous four years. Brovold told the council that ia factor in his decision is that Ross repaid the money, according to the unofficial minutes of the Feb. 2 City Council meeting. The city received the money in December 2009, which also included fund~ to cover the cost of the audit that was done after Ross left. ,f Another issue is that most of the transactions, except for two', are too old to prosecute. The Brovold also said he hadn't received enough information about the case, includ- ing a full BCI report, statute of limitations is three years. The two transactions that had the potential of being prose- cuted are from July and December 2007. The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) had the role of investigating the mat- ter. Brovold also said he hadn't received enough information about the case, including a full BCI report. The matter of whether or not Ross would be charged led to a strained relationship involving City Council members and City Attorney Matt Kolling, and Brovold. in recent months. Mayor Doug Ellison said the matter was a learning experience. and that he realizes there was a lack of communication among the parties involved, according to the unofficial minutes. Kolling said there was no "vendetta," and if Brovold thought there was. he apologizes, according to the unofficial meet- ing minutes. Kolling said he gave Brovold all the information he had. Ross allegedly wrote $5,978.05 in checks to herself, while the city's accounting system says the money went to various businesses, the audit report issued by a Beach auditing firm showed. The audit report also noted an additional amount of "questionable payroll checks" totaling $4.493.23 were written to Ross. The five checks. ranging from $841.91 to $964.22, all were in the accounting system as payroll, but were moved from one accounting period to another. SALERS FOCUS BULL SALE Call 872-3755 to subscribe today! Free tourism workshops scheduled The North Dakota Tourism Division will go on the road host- ing workshops in communities around the state. Some of the topics at the roundtable discussions include social media, tourism develop- ment. online marketing, grant programs and cooperative oppor- tunities. Among the workshops is: Tuesday, March 9. Roughrider Hotel, Medora, 1-4 p.m.: contact Leona Odermann at (701) 623-4829. Berger Open House You are invited to an Open House In Honor of Ed Berger's 80th birthday Sunday, February 14 2-4 p.m. Golden Valley Co. Manor No Gifts Please Or for more information, go to NDtourism.com or call (701) 328-2525. Bring your Saturday, Feb. 13 Sunday, Feb. 14 Serving Steak Lobster King Crab Jumbo Shrimp 5-9 p.m. Prime Rib & Jumbo Shrimp special on Friday, Feb. 12 Bacon Steak & Shrimp Salad Bar, Dessert $14.99 Starts 6 p.m. GOLVA BAR 701-872-360(] Saturday, Feb. 13 We are Lions. 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